Posted on February 25, 2021 by Yvonne Cattermole
My walk on Tuesday morning to Ashton Court was total joy. I met some new trees and sat under my favourtie oak. Now I’ve tempted you in with some of nature’s finest – I will try to make this as painless as possible. I’m sure you are feeling thin around lockdown … not lockdown .. etc. The main dates that potentially affect my practice but are dependent on the guidelines issued by the Government are:
These are a thing and I want them to continue. Whether we are in lockdown or not, I will be online Monday to Friday at 9.00 am and 7.30 am on Friday mornings. For those of you who have been coming most weeks for the last year, you are not obliged to continue but I want you to know that this space remains. I will be writing to you separately.
The two evening yoga classes will remain online. I will write to everyone who comes to the classes to explain. I will be offering a series of sangha / daytime meetings for us to come together in the real world. This will probably be in the Autumn unless when restrictions are lifted we feel it is appropriate to organise something sooner. A measured response is still needed.
I am continuing online Guided Meditations and Evening Breathing Spaces on Monday evenings. I am also going to start an in-person reiki share. The three evenings will cycle round one another with some Mondays being free of events.
Shares will be online and in-person. Reiki Courses I (one) begin in June with Reiki II available in the autumn. There is a series of three 45 minute online talks organised for the end of March. There is no charge. I will be introducing Reiki practice and leading short meditations. If you cannot come to all three talks, there will be a recording available for a limited time: Invitation: An Introduction to Reiki
Currently I am able to see people in-person providing the benefit outweighs the risk. Please contact me if you want to know more.
From 12 April providing restrictions are eased, I will be open to everyone. As before, I will send out screening emails, you will need to wear a mask and there will be handwashing and extended time between appointments to avoid clients meeting and to allow time to clean and ventilate the room properly etc.
If you want to book something in and avoid having to change the appointment, I suggest you look towards the end of April. If you’re happy to roll with it then please book from the 12th!
I know there needs to be flexibility in response to the ‘roadmap’. Not everyone wants to come out of lockdown or return to life as it was, not wholesale anyway. Please return when you feel you are ready.
My contact with COVID has been indirect through supporting others. And there have been some upsetting and terrible stories shared and witnessed. It has been a humbling experience to listen and watch you walk a difficult path.
I am with the people who have been lucky during this experience. Apart from restriction and bouts of frustration and weariness, I confess that I have had some benefit from the national situation: with your open approach to meeting me online, I have been able to continue to grow a sustainable business; I have attended courses; taken time to study and develop; and tried out new ways of working. I’m deeply grateful.
I will maintain and develop my new online business alongside face to face therapies and teaching. My yoga practice has been foregrounded over the last year with more people accessing regular classes, individual lessons and exploring meditation. Reiki shares moved online (never thought that would be a thing but it makes complete sense that is) and I have been writing and developing new courses to teach.
All of these activities require an amount of time and space to be creative, research and prepare which was provided by the long dark days of winter. I have and I am enjoying it. It has been a gift to consider how I want to develop. Enough rambling, I believe my diary will look like this:
I think that’s enough for now! Please look round the site for more information. If you want guidance, have suggestions or questions then I would love to hear from you: Contact
And with all my heart – thank you
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